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Movie look..how?

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Old 07-19-2010, 09:52 AM
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Movie look..how?

How was this done? The photographer says its all done in Camera Raw. How is that dark feel to it made? Looks like its under exposed, but still not, if you know what i mean. http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs42/f/20...9d58f5a209.jpg

Same for these:

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs25/f/20...53dcdbe362.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs25/f/20...a4e9a5ffbe.jpg
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:01 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

Hi, the first image (the couple) is made really flat - the highlight is around 160 (from 255), blue cast introduced, and desaturated I believe.

Should you want to make something flat in highlight in Camera RAW, go into tone curve, set it to point, then linear and pull down the curve from right.

With the other 2 images, there's some selective colouring going on too.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:07 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

But making i flat dosent make it "dark"?
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:13 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

Well, regarding lightness of the image it does - you're making the highlight darker. The whole image will be darker and more flat at the same time.

As for the 'dark' feel, it's got a lot to do with the actual photograph too.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:03 PM
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Re: Movie look..how?

Sometimes in the Filter > Render> Lighting Effects Filter you can set the ambient setting so you get that "Darkish Look" to an already well exposed image (yes, it would pull down the white levels as suggested above)...and you can also change the color of the light and ambient to be bluish as well. It would take some experimenting and some artistry and tweeking to get just the right effect you were looking for.

If you wanted the effect to be totally controllable (or localized) to just a part of the image space (or all of it) you could make a copy of your filtered image and use a layer mask on that layer...and then you could paint in the effect just exactly where you wanted it to be... and however strong you wanted it to be. Might need a multiply or other blend mode or a layer opacity setting adjustment to get the subtleness youre looking for

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:27 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

Nah. None of those gives the right effect. But thanks anyway.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:14 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

Not everything is done in PS, most often than not, one has to start with the correct image to begin with!
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:21 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

I know, im a professional photographer and have used PS for over 10 years, but the photographer said it was a normally exposed picture and most of it done in Camera RAW post production.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:11 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

Ben, you could try a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer. Check the Colorize box, reduce the Lightness, adjust the Hue, When done paint on the mask to selectively bring back some color.
You may also find useful a curve adj layer followed by a Gradient Map Adj layer.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:56 AM
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Re: Movie look..how?

In camera raw, turn down exposure, recovery up to 100, fill light 0, Blacks 0, Brightness not too high, contrast quite low, desaturate a little (to taste), adjust temperature to get the overall color cast you want.

Then Lighten the darks a little (with slider or on the curve), lighten the shadows a little.

Sharpen to taste.

The split tone and add a little color in the shadows, make the highlights a slight opposite of that color.

Then if you like you can take the adjusment brush, and lighten the faces a little (if needed), but this should also already be done by the splittoning.

Shouldn't be too complicated, i kind of got that look by using what I just described.
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